If it were a white guy he would have had his Taco Bell paid for by the police. Escorted home and tucked into bed. And then given free lifetime supply of tacos for his hard work and the inconvenience of having been woken up when he was so exhausted.
Hey, don’t feel bad. Cops in New York shot another cop to death through the same ridiculous lack of fire discipline. They would have shot him 42 times if their aim wasn’t so bad. Again, the key words here are “fire discipline” the military has it. Cops do not. And this shit is going to keep happening until they are properly trained in the use of their weapons. Ridiculous.
It’s carried over from another conversation in which I was taking about the seeming fetishization of violence in the hip hop community by a) reporting every time a rapper is involved in a violent encounter no matter how unknown they are and b) the compulsion to include to qualifier “rapper” whether it’s cogent to the event reported or not. Anyway, I clearly botched the delivery and apologize to anyone offended by my lack of clarity. My intent was the opposite of how it was received. The reason it was in this thread is that there were two clear examples to cite.
Of course. My point is that such recklessness clearly invalidates the bs “I feared for my life defense”, which is already invalid as showing restraint while in life threatening situations is what they signed up for.
Ah yes — that’d be somewhere like here, in New Zealand, where our police just shot their first bad guy of the year. Seems the victim had smoked a considerable quantity of methamphetamine, assaulted his family, grabbed his rifle, drove to the nearest bank which he attempted to rob, and was advancing on a small group of cops when he was fatally injured. Normally NZ police try to act with more restraint, but this guy may have been pushing his luck a bit far.
Naturally we’re all somewhat shocked; sometimes years go by without our cops shooting anybody. Weird how American cops have this tendency to fire dozens of rounds, usually at black people, with little provocation.
Could it be there’s something wrong with your gun laws, or police training, or racial attitudes, or some combination of the above?
If New Zealand cops killed people at the rate that American cops do your cops would be killing 16 people a year, more than one a month. If you compared that rate of killing to New Zealand’s homicide rate, cops would be killing about half the number of people that everyone else combined was.